Gymnastics comes in different levels. Each of them requires different skills you need to master. Whether you choose to compete or not, not all routines suitable for beginners. There are basic steps to be taken first before proceeding to the advanced level. Basically, there are ten levels in gymnastics. Some skills are optional, others are compulsory. There are early and advanced skills a gymnast needs to be equipped as well. Different gyms also have different skill requirements at each level. Let’s discuss some of them.
Level 1 to 3 The Easy Level Rudimentary skills, floor, and stretches:
Mat straight jump
Forward and backward rolls
Balance beam dismounts
Level 4 Competitive Level: Compulsory Bar, Beam, Floor, Bars and Vault skills:
Front hip circles
Leg swing mounts
Advanced jumps and dismounts
Handstand back fat
Level 5 and 6 Competitive Level Level 5 Compulsory
Stretch and straddle jumps
Back extension roll
Higher bar jumps
Level 6 is an optional level. Gymnasts have different routines to follow.
Level 7 to 10
Level 7 can be both optional and compulsory. It’s a mixed of requirements. Levels 8 and 10 are also considered as an optional segment of gymnastic levels in which gymnast can perform in their own choreography in a minimal way. There are also different rules and scoring to follow.
There is always a challenge in every sport. Gymnastics is no different. You need to take step one in order to reach step ten. If you can dare it, you deserve a round of applause!